Fluid Overload and Risk of Mortality in Critically Ill Patients

Background Fluid overload (FO) is a condition present in critical care units, and it is associated with clinical complications and worse outcomes for severe patients. Objective The aim of this study was to verify if FO is a risk factor for mortality in critically ill patients. Methods Retrospective study performed in a Brazilian intensive care unit, from January to March 2016, with patients older than 18 years and hospitalized for more than 24 hours. Demographic and clinical data, as well as fluid balance and overload, were analyzed to verify the risk factors for mortality. A logistic regression model was elaborated, and significance was set at P
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